Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. With the right combination of driving aids on, the game is actually playable for anyone with an interest in driving around in non-ovals, but there just isn't anything here to get in a tizzy about. It's not gorgeous, it's not deep (even Career mode isn't), and it's not anything you haven't played before. And while that might not say much for what's actually here, it isn't the worst thing either system has to offer.
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Nov 10, 2011
    7
    this game is fun because its license but its too arcade for an f1 game, still, you will like it as is the only f1 effort on wii.........visually decent(slowdowns hurt) you will enjoy it if you are an f1 whore, the rest maybe not Full Review »
  2. LiamK
    Dec 29, 2009
    9
    This is really good for a serious F1 fan, but not so much for a casual racer. I, for example, love how all the tracks and the drivers are present, as well as the tuning opportunities on the cars. The gameplay is not too easy, and can be progressively made to be more challenging with stiffer AI competition. The graphics are good, nothing like Forza 3 or anything, but easily believed. All in all, F1 2009 is a great game for any F1 fan. Full Review »
  3. JeffL
    Dec 1, 2009
    4
    I love racing games, but only have a Wii - was really looking forward to both this and the new Need For Speed game (Nitro) - I have to say, while i'm a F1 fan, NFS Nitro is a much better Wii game, better graphics, better sense of speed, love the cops and customization, but best of all is the multi player career mode is really fun, I play with my 7 year old son (i'm still able to beat him!) Full Review »